The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded $49,052 in grants to eight Kansas organizations.
Bowlus Fine Arts & Cultural Center, Iola ($10,000)
“The Timeless Comedy of Buster Keaton Celebration”
A two-day event exploring the life and art of comedic actor Buster Keaton, September 28 and 29, 2012. Susan Raines, project director.
Central Kansas Community Foundation – Butler County, Newton ($3,299)
“Stories Told by Kansans Who Knew Barack Obama’s Maternal Grandparents”
An oral history project to document and preserve stories of people who knew Stanley Dunham and Madelyn Payne, the President’s maternal grandparents, who lived in El Dorado and Augusta. Teresa Baumgartner, project director.
Crawford County Clerk’s Office, Girard ($3,500)
“Crawford County Maps Project”
A collections care project to preserve Crawford County’s historic maps. Susan Thom, project director.
Dodge City Area Arts Council ($4,129)
“Interactive History of Motorcycle Racing in Dodge City”
An exhibition and series of events commemorating the historic “Dodge City 300” motorcycle race. Summer Bates, project director.
La Cygne Historical Society ($3,500)
“Turning Our ‘Stuff’ Into Meaningful Museum Exhibits”
A collections care project to catalog and preserve the La Cygne Historical Society’s artifacts and documents. Janet Reynolds, project director.
Mount St. Scholastica Inc., Atchison ($5,800)
“Mount St. Scholastica Sesquicentennial Celebration”
An exhibition, heritage signage, and series of public programs commemorating Mount St. Scholastica’s 150th anniversary in Kansas. Janelle Maes, OSB, M.A., project director.
Santa Fe Trail Center, Larned ($8,827)
“Santa Fe Trail Characters: Rendezvous on the Road”
A three-day seminar examining the people who traded and traveled along the Santa Fe Trail. Anna Bassford, project director.
Smoky Hills Public Television, Bunker Hill ($10,000)
“Harvesting the High Plains”
A documentary film featuring farming in western Kansas, from 1930-1960. Jay Kriss, project director.
The deadline for summer grant applications is May 30, 2012. Click here for more information.